如果您熟悉我以前的Queering Skyrim mod，您可能已经知道有关为北欧酷儿创造整个花卉文化的可能性的讨论。我认为这是一个绝妙的主意，但不知道从哪里开始。薰衣草=女同性恋很容易，这要归功于二十世纪七十年代历史上使用的“薰衣草威胁”一词，以及同性恋女权主义者，但我无法将任何其他奇怪的联系转变为特定的花朵或花卉类型。所以我转向Handkerchief Code作为一个开始的地方，基本的蓝色给了我一个很好的轻松跳跃到蓝色的山花。虽然“蓝色=阳刚”是一个相对现代的想法，但天际的虚构环境实际上并不是我们世界的历史准确，所以谁关心中世纪的欧洲蓝色被认为是女性色彩？如果他们想要，Nords可以使用蓝色男孩，该死！这就是我的意思，而不是一个更好的主意。
“把爱放在心里。没有它的生活就像一朵没有阳光的花园，当鲜花死了。” - 奥斯卡·王尔德
被低级别的角色所压倒（一点点的说服力，一点额外的重量级）。但是和大多数珠宝一样，它的重量非常小，所以你可以在你冒险的时候将它留在你的库存中，当你进入城镇与所有那些潇洒的男人调情时把它放回去！而且我的确意味着调情 - 因为感谢DreamLikeDragon和Summerwolf让我完成了任务编辑过程，这条项链在诱人的婚姻主张中兼作玛拉的护身符 - 但仅限于男性npcs！
（是的，npcs在他们的对话当然仍然把它称为“玛拉护身符” - 但由于玛拉是爱的女神，这仍然是玛拉的护身符，而不是玛拉的护身符，所以技术上...）
“不会说谎，我是。你呢？”你的配偶不再大声说出对话的反应，所以当我调整婚姻任务时，我必须把事情搞得一团糟。任务本身仍然可以完美运行（请参阅新的屏幕截图以获得证据）我只需要重新连接一段丢失的对话。我不知道该怎么做，所以给我一些时间（或建议！）来找出解决方法。在此期间，mod工作 - 你只需要有一个沉默的时刻，那里应该有演讲。抱歉!
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ESO在现实多样化的身份领域取得了长足的进步，但天际？好吧，天际有点老了。而且遗憾的是，这意味着更多的异性恋。天际给了我们一个游戏世界，接受同性婚姻而不会眨眼我们的Dovahkiin，这太棒了！但它没有给我们的东西在世界范围内的奇怪之处。天际的其他人都住在壁橱里吗？ （他们甚至没有壁橱！）为什么，当这个玩家爱的同性恋家庭中没有人像眉毛那样引人注目？这没有意义。如果除了我们的角色和他们的配偶之外，Skyrim中的每个人都是直的，那么还有更多的沉浸式打破，我还没有听说过。 （也许他们很难见到没有互联网应用程序和骄傲旗帜针或手帕代码的其他同性恋者......当然，在我们的Dovahkiin对玛拉护身符施加的那一刻，似乎有足够多的提议，是吗？也许我们在我们处理龙问题之后应该安排一个奇怪的见面会......）基本上，天际需要更多的奇怪存在感觉就像一个正确开发的世界空间。
相同的性别特权 - 情人对存在主义的洞察力
同性恋洞察力 - 爱人的洞察力沉浸式沉浸
If you're familiar with my previous Queering Skyrim mod, you probably already know that there was discussion about the possibility of creating an entire flower culture for Nordic queerness. I thought it was a brilliant idea, but didn't know quite where to start. Lavender = lesbians was easy, thanks to the historical use of the phrase "lavender menace" both against and by queer feminists in the 1970s, but I couldn't turn up any other queer connections to specific flowers or flower types. So I turned to Handkerchief Code as a place to start, and the basic blue gave me a nice easy leap to the blue mountain flower. While "blue = masculine" is a relatively modern idea, the fictional setting of Skyrim isn't actually historically accurate to our world anyway so who cares that in Medieval Europe blue was considered a feminine color? The Nords can use blue for boys if they want to, dammit! So that's what I went with, in lieu of a better idea.
If anyone has suggestions for further Nordic Flower Culture expansions, please share! I would love to continue with this theme!
"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead." --Oscar Wilde
Craftable: All it takes to build one for yourself is a handful of blue mountain flowers, a leather strip to twist into a cord, and a steel ingot to melt down into the pendant! No smithing level required; you can literally build this at the first forge you come across in the game as long as you've picked up the right materials along your way out of Helgen (or wherever you started). It will show up under the Jewelry section of your crafting menu.
Built-In Enchantment: Because it's craftable right from the start and the materials are so easily obtainable I made it a pretty mild enchantment to keep it from
being overpowered for low level characters (a little bit of a persuasion boost, a smidge of extra carryweight). But like most jewelry it weighs very little, so you can leave it in your inventory while you're adventuring and put it back on when you go into town to flirt with all those dashing gents! And I do mean flirt -- because thanks to DreamLikeDragon and summerwolf who walked me through the quest-editing process, this necklace doubles as an Amulet of Mara in enticing marriage propositions -- but from male npcs only!
(Yes, the npcs do still refer to it as "an Amulet of Mara" in their dialogue of course -- but since Mara is the Goddess of Love, this is still an amulet of Mara, just not theAmulet of Mara, so technically...)
The "Won't lie, I am. And you?" dialogue response is no longer being spoken aloud by your soon-to-be-spouse so I must have mucked something up when I adjusted the Marriage Quest. The quest itself still works perfectly (see new screenshots for proof) there's just a lost line of dialogue I need to reattach. I'm not sure how to do this, so give me some time (or suggestions!) to figure out a fix. In the meantime, the mod works -- you'll just have one moment of silence where there ought to be speech. Sorry!
Should be compatible with everything, since it uses vanilla materials (an Amulet of Zenithar retextured) and appears as a standalone new item, but please do let me know if you run into any conflicts! There might be mild conflicts with other mods that alter the Marriage Quest, but it's unlikely. If you do have other mods like that installed and you run into any trouble, try swapping their load order!
(Note that there are no gameplay barriers to stop female characters from wearing this as well; I didn't want to get in the way of how you express your character's gender or of any mods that you might have implemented for more genderqueer player options by putting on some kind of toggle, especially given that Bethesda has everything set to very limited gender binaries and there's no way for me to script in a nonbinary or genderfluid option. So technically, yes, you can have your female character wear this too...but what would be the point?)
I am still quite new to modding and fumbling me way around, so I am extremely open to tips and suggestions and critique. Especially those that come with very detailed, clear, simple instructions. Condescendingly detailed is fine, even. Please, walk me through it. Yes, like you would a child. Thank you.
This mod is completely free and open for community use! Do anything you want, put it in anything you want. Add it to your own mods, rewrite it, retexture it, add it to your npcs, put it in your quests...anything.
(Well, anything as long as it isn't homophobic or transphobic, please. We're too busy including everyone else to have any room for bigots thanks bye!)
Credit & Gratitude:
Most especially to DreamLikeDragon and summerwolf for making the Marriage Quest work! You two are true Heroes Of Skyrim and you have my thanks forever.
Not what you would call a project or a mission, exactly, given that I'm entirely new to the idea of mod-building and I don't have the talent or the time to match an ambition like that...but. It sure would be fun, huh?
The ESO has been making great strides in the area of realistically diverse identity, but Skyrim? Well, Skyrim is a little older. And that sadly means it's a heck of a lot more heteronormative. Skyrim gives us a gameworld that accepts same-sex marriage without blinking over our Dovahkiin, which is great! But what it doesn'tgive us is much in the way of in-world queerness. Is everybody else in Skyrim living in the closet? (They don't even have closets!) Why, when no one raises so much as an eyebrow at the player's loving gay family? It doesn't make sense. And if there's anything more immersion-breaking than the idea that everyone in Skyrim except our character and their spouse is straight, I have yet to hear of it. (Maybe it's just hard for them to meet other queer people without internet apps and pride-flag pins or handkerchief code...certainly there seem to be more than enough offers the minute our Dovahkiin puts on that Amulet of Mara, huh? Maybe we should arrange a queer meet-and-greet after we're done dealing with the dragon problem...) Basically, Skyrim needs more of a queer presence to feel like a properly developed worldspace.
So...let's fix that oversight ourselves I guess?
For my part, I don't know enough modding yet to make much of a dent alas. But what I can do is help point people to the content that is out there,
starting with this short list of all the queer mods I've found so far:
Lavender Menace Necklace by myself; the wlw version of this mod!
Simply Gay Letters by boringvlln
Same Sex Perks -- Lover's Insight by Succubism
Gay Insight - A Lover's Insight Tweak by Immersion
Transgender Player/NPC forms by bigshot103 (NSFW & WIP)
If you know of any mods to add to this list, either hosted here at the Nexus or elsewhere, please send them my way and I'll do my best to keep this maintained and updated!
Go forth, queer adventurers! Bring a little more Rainbow Love to this grim and wintry land!